Women, Infant & Children (WIC)

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Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a federally-funded health and nutrition education program that provides free supplemental foods to promote good health for pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants, and children up to age five. WIC participants also receive one-on-one nutrition assessment and counseling, breastfeeding information and support, and referrals to health care and community services at no cost.

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You know that good nutrition is important; it’s just not always easy. Sometimes working hard, caring and wanting the best for your children just isn’t enough. That’s where WIC can help. WIC is a nutrition education program which provides supplemental foods that promote good health. Our caring staff will put together an easy plan for better nutrition while you’re pregnant and during a baby’s early years; a plan that can possibly help save you some money, too.

Foods

WIC provides healthy foods, such as:

  • Cereals
  • Eggs
  • Fruits
  • Infant foods
  • Milk
  • Vegetables
  • Whole grains
  • And more

The food packages vary, and are based on the nutritional needs of the participant. WIC foods are supplemental. You will need to get additional foods using other resources, such as cash, food stamps or food shelf.

View the 2018-2020 WIC Shopping Guide for more information on WIC-allowed foods.

WIC Clinic Services Provided

WIC clinics provide a caring and supportive professional staff to offer you and your family:

  • Nutrition information
  • Special counseling for pregnant and nursing mothers
  • Information about other community services available
  • Healthy foods such as milk, cheese, cereal, juice, iron fortified infant formula, and more

Women and children in WIC are healthier!

  • Pregnant and nursing WIC mothers eat better and have babies with healthier birth weights.
  • Children on WIC eat foods which help them develop strong minds and bodies.

Who is Eligible

  • Pregnant women
  • Breastfeeding women
  • Women who have a baby less than 6 months old
  • Infants and children up to 5 years old
  • Meet WIC income guidelines (PDF)Opens in New Window, NOTE: If you qualify for MA or MNCare which guidelines are higher you automatically qualify for WIC.
  • Have a medical or nutritional need

How to Participate

Take a few minutes to learn more about WIC or make an appointment. Just call 651-213-5206 if you live in Chisago County, Minnesota. If you do not live in Chisago County, please call 1-800-942-4030 for a WIC program in your area. You may also call 1-888-234-1246 and our knowledgeable staff can get you all the information you need and it won’t cost you a thing. What you have to gain is a healthier baby, healthier family, and healthier you.

If you live in Chisago County, there are several ways to apply:

  • Apply and schedule an appointment by calling 651-213-5206.
  • Be sure to include your phone number with area code or an email address on the application.
  • Your submitted application will be reviewed and a staff member will contact you between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Apply online. Be sure to include your phone number with area code or an email address on the application.
  • Submit a WIC Application Form (PDF) by mail. Send your completed application to:

Chisago County Public Health - WIC
6133 402nd Street
North Branch, MN 55056

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